Join us for a tour of the Worcester Room at the Worcester Public Library, which contains many valuable and fragile resources of interest to genealogists and historians. Our guide will be Alex London, reference librarian and genealogy specialist. After the tour, we'll also hear a presentation on the Family Search Library in Salt Lake City, given by Seema-Jayne Kenney.
9:00 am EDT Library opens
10:00 am EDT Tour of the Worcester Room on the 3rd floor
11:00 am EDT Business Meeting in the Saxe Room on the 1st floor
11:15 am EDT Presentation on the Family Search Library in the Saxe Room on the 1st floor
Parking is available in the McGrath Parking Lot next to the library. Bring your ticket to the Welcome Desk to be validated. The cost is $1/hour with validation.
Join us for lunch at a local restaurant after the presentation.
This presentation will be In Person. It is free and open to the public.
Worcester Public Library
3 Salem St
Alex London is a Reference Librarian and subject specialist in Local History and Genealogy at the Worcester Public Library. He holds an MLIS degree from the Simmons College School of Library and Information Science.
Seema-Jayne Kenney is an experienced software instructor and a professional genealogist. Her known roots are deep in New England as well as England, Germany, and Sweden, with DNA research adding a line in the Netherlands. She has a certificate in Genealogical Research from BU, completed ProGen and is an active member and officer of several societies. She has served as Treasurer and President of the Worcester Chapter of MSOG as well as at the State level as past President and is currently co-editor of the MASSOG Journal.
Presentation: First Trip to the FamilySearch Library in Salt Lake City
Description: The mecca of genealogy is the library in Salt Lake City. Let’s review the preparation, researching, and wrapping up of Seema’s first trip there in order to be more prepared for our own research trip.